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COMMUNITY OUTREACH Reaching Out to End Homelessness in the FNSB

Welcome to the FHHC October Outreach Blog

Thank you for joining us as we move forward on our journey to ending homelessness in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. This blog is our opportunity to share all the events and outreach being done by coalition members throughout the community. If you have pictures and stories you would like to add please email Sheryce Borgatti at sborgatti@fairbanks.us

Winter Blanket Warm Up Part 2!

With the collaboration of FHHC members Angels in Motion, JP Jones Community Development Center, and No Limits INC., the Winter Blanket Warm Up Part 2 went off without a hitch! People from all walks of life gathered to have bowls of warm moose chili, slices of homemade bread, layered up with warm winter clothing, and enjoyed conversations with one another under the roof of the JP Jones Community Development Center.

A few snapshots of all of our hard workers during the WBW Part 2 on October 13th. A special thank you to Access Alaska for bringing their Medicaid counselor and a ton of warm sleeping bags, No Limits INC for having their case manager for the PATHS program, and to Troop Leader Jack Daly and Lance Walters for opening the conversation about boy scout troops in our community.

141 people served at the OCTOBER Winter Blanket Warm Up.

Wow! What a massive increase! We went from 104 individuals at the September event, to a very rough estimate of 141 people at the October event. Waves of community members flowed through out the entire event presenting opportunities for conversation, connection, and spirits being uplifted by the generosity of those in the Fairbanks community.

Thank you to the wonderful Cub Scouts and numerous community volunteers who spent their time helping at the event! The community gave back to so many different people in need and smiles were everywhere in the room that day.

On Fridays, we Hand out Sandwiches and Resources.

Each week, the street outreach group Angels In Motion (AIM) volunteers their time to hand out food and resource information to those on the streets of downtown Fairbanks. This month Stephanie Cardarelli, the AmeriCorp VISTA at The Door youth shelter, volunteered her time and efforts in reaching out with AIM. While Stephanie's primary role focuses on office centered work, she took it upon herself to hit the streets and reach out to any youth in need. Way to go Stephanie!!

Angels In Motion has made a profound impact on those living on the streets of downtown Fairbanks, and is ever growing to reach out to more community members with sandwiches and helping hands to guide them to the many service providers in town. Visit their FB Page to learn more about this wonderful group and to find ways of getting involved in street outreach.

If you know any youth in need of services, please reach out to the wonderful staff at The Door.

FHHC GETS SPOOKY!!

FHHC got a chance for some tricking and treating at the Pioneer Park Halloween Trick-or-Treat town! What a great experience and such an amazing community turn out! Thank you for letting us have some fun and represent our spooky side!

October Coalition Meeting

While it's not specifically related to our outreach projects, the attendance at the October Coalition Meeting was incredible! There was nearly 60 people in attendance at this meeting, and our numbers are growing! If you're ever interested in getting involved with the coalition, our monthly meetings are the final Thursday of the month from 12pm to 1pm in the chambers of City Hall. We will see you there!!

Thank you for checking out our Community Outreach Blog! Come back next month for another great slideshow of how FHHC members are working wonders in our Golden Heart City!

Want to see older outreach blogs?

If you have taken any pictures of events or community outreach projects of FHHC members, please send an email to Sheryce Borgatti at sborgatti@fairbanks.us to have them featured in our monthly blogs!

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